Is it moral to kill an innocent human life.

Posted by: Mathgeekjoe

Warning this poll has an obvious bias.

  • Sometimes

  • Never

67% 8 votes
33% 4 votes
  • In certain cases yes

  • A person, no, but this question is about human life which we kill all the time, when you amputate a limb you kill billions of living human cells yet this is considered moral by the majority of the population.

  • fetuses...

    Posted by: reece
  • Yes, it is moral to assist a chronically ill,severely suffering human to die when there is no treatment or cure in sight for many years. It is unethical to allow long term sufdering as we do now. Obviously, human euthanasia would have to have stringent regulations , guidelines, criteria. And a human euthanasia protocol program would need to be ran and overseen by a very ethical, moral body . ThTherefore this excludes the government, most western medicine physicians, and especially insurance companies.

  • Sure if they want to be euthanized.

  • No, it's not moral. It may be necessary so that the majority may live, but we shouldn't kid ourselves if we do take an innocent person's life. We can commit evil. We can fall. That's life. We can also atone though. We can strive to redeem ourselves. If morality was that flexible, we'd be lost trying to justify our actions instead of atoning with full knowledge that we strayed from the path.

    Posted by: yahuaa
  • I am just wondering what the response would be if innocent isn't mentioned in the question.

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Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-14T09:46:24.0394069-05:00
"A person, no, but this question is about human life which we kill all the time, when you amputate a limb you kill billions of living human cells yet this is considered moral by the majority of the population." Human cells aren't considered a human life. They are part of a human that is living, not a human life. If human cells were human life, then people who receive amputations are less of a human life.
reece says2015-04-14T10:18:12.9746959-05:00
@Mathgeekjoe "human life" and life in general still go by the same rules...
reece says2015-04-14T10:22:07.9529770-05:00
It isn't like we're a Superorganism.
minnymilerza says2015-04-14T11:20:02.9109496-05:00
Define "innocent"
komododragon8 says2015-04-14T12:16:13.2417343-05:00
Mathgeekjoe: they have human DNA and have all the requirements for life.
heil41 says2015-04-14T14:04:58.1010600-05:00
I say killing for the overall benefit is logical and should be used and people should not get overly emotional.
heil41 says2015-04-14T14:06:33.2682921-05:00
For example if we kill disabled then they will stop consuming resources and those resources can be allocated to mothers with good genetics and have her produce a good child. It's sad so many mothers with good genes have always longed for a child but could never have one cause they could never afford to because rich people use so much resources on their disabled child.
heil41 says2015-04-14T14:13:10.9735815-05:00
For those who are going to mention stephen hawking, I'm going to let you realize there are exceptions but the general rule of the thumb is non-disabled are generally superior to disabled. I guarantee you for every Stephen Hawking we kill for being disabled we will allow more resources for Stephen Hawkings without disabilities to be born. If you're thinking how many disabled like Stephen Hawkings will we kill if we were to get rid of disabled, think again about how many MORE amazing scientists and engineers and geniuses we would have if we had let instead allocated resources from disabled to impoverished mothers with good genetics who have always wanted a normal child. Just face it more percent of nondisabled than percent of disabled become great scientists
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-14T14:18:54.6889079-05:00
Human cells are not an organism, thus they are not a human life. If human cells were an organism, then people would be a colony, not an organism. Since people are not a colony, but an organism, human cells are not an organism and thus not human life.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-14T14:20:20.8901188-05:00
Heil, here is a list of disable scientist Let me know how the world would be without them?
komododragon8 says2015-04-14T14:25:15.5366761-05:00
They may not be an organism but that doesnt change the fact that they all have human DNA and are living (they replicate, resperirate, grow, react to stimuli, and poccess metobolic pathways.
reece says2015-04-14T20:48:02.8619595-05:00
@komododragon8 not after they get cut off.
reece says2015-04-14T20:48:11.4129767-05:00
@komododragon8 not after they get cut off.
heil41 says2015-04-14T23:52:55.1869394-05:00
Joe you still didn't understand the concept of how many more greater scientists don't exist because of those disabled scientists consuming resources.
komododragon8 says2015-04-15T00:14:17.2482839-05:00
Reece: do you mean that they die after they get cut off or they become their own organism after they get cut off.
reece says2015-04-15T00:16:47.8690602-05:00
@komododragon8 they die and get broken down.
komododragon8 says2015-04-15T00:26:02.5700874-05:00
Ah ok didnt know which one you were talking about.

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